Social care is a field for those driven to help improve people's lives. There are a wide variety of support services available, for groups such as the elderly, the homeless or the unemployed. Working in this field will mean active workplaces where you will be helping people who are facing challenges in their lives. As a society we are becoming more aware of the importance of caring for mental health. Psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors are professionals who assist people in caring for their mental health. They can work in one to one situations and with companies.
Social workers work with the disadvantaged, offering assistance so they can engage fully with society and live full active lives.
Social care workers typically support social workers in implementing care plans by providing the support, practical and emotional, the person in need requires.
Psychologists study human behaviour and how we think, developing an understanding of human thought, emotion and behaviour.